SHARP Recovery Centre in Johannesburg

We offer a drug rehab that is about the gradual realisation of the power of the choices that people make. The most beneficial way that SHARP Treatment can accomplish this is through the presence and help of others, especially those who are and have been in the same situation.

The SHARP Treatment drug rehab centre is a place where people can learn from and teach one another how to take personal responsibility for their own actions and emotions. SHARP Treatment believes that real learning and personal growth is achieved by practicing the principles of unconditional love and acceptance. SHARP Treatment programmes allow people to spend an extended time in a safe, clean and nurturing environment and to develop self-confidence in their sobriety, in their strength to abstain and in their ability to develop healthy relationships.

The drug rehab in Johannesburg provides a primary and a secondary care programme for clients who have already completed a detoxification-treatment programme. The SHARP Treatment programme is built on numerous successful processes and programmes for addiction and abuse. It utilises the Minnesota Model as part of its foundation and has also incorporated several other best-practice processes. The drug rehab centre is staffed by professional counsellors, some of whom are still in recovery. This creates an environment of understanding and acceptance and provides clients with positive role models.

The centre is supervised by an occupational therapist, a clinical psychologist and a consultant psychiatrist. A nursing sister is also located at the centre. SHARP Treatment is licensed under the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependency Act of 1992.

One of the founders of SHARP Treatment, David Collins, became involved in the drug rehab Johannesburg centre to keep himself clean from drug dependence. He foresaw that it would become a place that felt like home and close the divide between the place of recovery and the real world with all its temptations and challenges. The Johannesburg, SHARP Treatment drug rehab centre offers a thirteen-week inpatient/residential programme with a 12 Step orientation, ongoing treatment and support after the completion of primary treatment, regular individual therapy and daily group therapy.

SHARP Treatment also provides educational workshops, post-treatment counselling, family support, leisure activities, medical and psychiatric support and a wellbeing programme which includes swimming, tennis and saunas. The drug rehab teaches relaxation techniques, counsels on practical and personal spirituality and holds regular 12 Step meetings.

For those clients who are unable to commit to a thirteen-week residential programme the Johannesburg drug rehab centre offers an alternative eight-week outpatient programme which takes place in the evenings. The outpatient programme follows the residential programme and includes group therapy, individual therapy, workshops, re-integration sessions and family-support sessions. The SHARP Treatment outpatient programme is perfect for clients who have completed a primary programme, but feel the need for additional support to maintain a meaningful recovery.